30 GiGi’s Playhouses from around the country and in Mexico participated in our 6th Annual GiGi’s Board Conference at the Schaumburg Convention Center. It was 3 days of inspiration, education, networking and fun!
The conference ended with a banquet where our adult interns with Down syndrome, who run our Hugs + Mugs store, inspired the crowd. At one point they could not articulate how happy they were to have the entire country (and beyond) fighting for them so they just started singing “God Bless America” and the whole room stood up and sang with them!! It was the most amazing moment.
I am so blessed to have so many amazing people helping to make my dream come true! We truly are changing the way the world sees Down syndrome, one child-one diagnosis-one community at a time!